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Swim Lessons at the YMCA

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Swim Lessons

 

Swim lessons are available at your local YMCA on Tuesday & Thursday evenings or on Saturday mornings.

Tuesday & Thursday Evening Swim Lessons (deadline for registration online is 2 days prior to the sessions start date, may register by phone or in person until 12:00pm the day before the session begins)

  • Session 5 May 5th – May 28th
  • Session 6 June 2nd- June 25th

Saturday Morning Swim Lessons (deadline for registration online is 2 days prior to the sessions start date, may register by phone or in person until 12:00pm the day before the session begins)

  • Session 3 May 2nd – June 27th (no class May 23rd)

Register ONLINE HERE or call 719.543.5151 or stop by your local YMCA


 

Classes
(By age group and ability level)

SKIP

Introduce your small child (6 months to 3 years) to the joy of the water! We will cover the basics of floating and water safety, as well as the basics of moving in the water.

Pike

This class is designed for the preschool beginner who has had no real experience in the water. Children participate without parents and work on floating on front and back, kicking on front and back, bubbles, putting face in the water, basic paddle stroke, pool safety, boating safety, and water adjustment. Patient instructors work to create a positive experience for these little swimmers. There are no prerequisites for enrollment, other than age.

Eel

This class is for the advanced beginner preeschooler who can already swim 3-5 feet on their own and can put their entire face in the water without fear. Participants will work on developing front, back, and side paddle as well as building confidence.

Ray

This class is for the intermediate preschooler who can already swim 15 feet unassisted using a paddle stroke on their front, side, and back. Participants work on rotary breathing, backstroke development with proper technique, and elementary backstroke. There is also continued work on treading water, deep water swimming, basic diving, floating, endurance, and pool safety.

Starfish

This class is for advanced preschoolers, students must be able to swim 15 feet of all strokes. Participants work on technique for all strokes and additional work is on endurance, pool safety, deep water swimming, diving, treading water, and boating safety. Starfish takes place in the lap pool and instructional pool.

Polliwog

This class is designed for the school-age beginner who has little or no experience. Emphasis is placed on water adjustment, kicking on front and back, basic paddle stroke, floating on front and back, basic backstroke, and pool safety. There are no prerequisites for enrollment other than age requirement.

Guppy

This class is for school-age advanced beginner that can swim 15 feet on their own but need to work on their freestyle technique. Rotary breathing will be introduced, as well as a more advanced technique for backstroke and elementary backstroke. Participants will work on floating on front and back, treading water, deep water swimming, pool safety, and introduction to diving.

Minnow

This class is for children who can already swim 1 length of the lap pool (25 yards) with freestyle, backstroke, sidestroke, and breaststroke. Proper rotary breathing technique will be stressed, and participants will be introduced to butterfly in addition to refining all the strokes.

Fish

This class is for children who can already swim 100 yards of freestyle and 50 yards of backstroke and breaststroke. Fish is designed as a Swim Club preparatory class. Students will focus on technique and endurance for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Continued work on elementary backstroke, pool safety, treading water, deep water swimming, and diving.


 A Community Charity

YMCA ” seeks to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in programs and services that assist them in living fuller, healthier lives. Because of the positive impact of the Community Support Campaign, more lower-income youth, teens, seniors, and families throughout our community are provided the opportunity to participate in Y programs and services than ever before. Through our Financial Assistance program, the YMCA serves all people regardless of ability to pay. Eligibility is based on total earnings, extenuating circumstances, and available funds.” — from the YMCA webpage